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Heavy storm unroofs Mayen Gomel Primary School

Malek Deng
A heavy storm unroofed the Mayen Gomel Primary School in South Sudan’s Kuajok on May 27, 2016.
30.05.2016  |  Kuajok, South Sudan
The unroofed Mayen Gomel Primary School building in Kuajok on May 28, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Malek Deng)
The unroofed Mayen Gomel Primary School building in Kuajok on May 28, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Malek Deng)

Several classrooms are without iron-sheet roofing, interrupting the education of students. “We are not attending lessons now, it is the rainy season in Kuajok,” says Josephine Adut, a Primary Eight student.

“I don’t know whether I will pass primary eight examinations this year. This could have happen after I pass primary eight,” she adds.

Josephine considers joining another school, but she worries the registration fees and buying the new uniform might be to costly for her.

Charles Achor, the senior teacher at Mayen Gomel Primary, says pupils are angry with the school’s administration. “Students are blaming the administration but we don’t have the ability to renovate the roofing of the whole school,” he says.

Achor says the administration has freed two primary one classrooms to be used by the primary eight students. However, the capacity is not sufficient and some students attend their classes under a tree.

Calling on organisations operating in the area, Achor hopes they would be able to renovate the building allowing the school to fully function again.